Is Pain Neuroscience Education the Same as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

We often get the question: is pain neuroscience education the same as cognitive behavioral therapy? The literal answer is no. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychosocial intervention that is based on a combination of basic principles from behavioral and cognitive psychology. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for various mental disorders. To deliver CBT…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Practice Leadership Tips with Dr. Mike Weinper | Healthcare | Worker’s Comp | PTPN

This week, on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, we bring on another legend in Physical Therapy: Dr. Mike Weinper.  Mike is the president and CEO of PTPN and also a private practice owner.  Mike has been instrumental in practice leadership, innovation, legislative and political issues, healthcare reform, and a number of other areas where he’s had the opportunity to…

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What I Learned at HIMSS: PTs Are Health Care’s Forgotten Provider

Out of sight; out of mind. You’ve probably heard that saying before. Maybe you’ve even repeated it to yourself when you’re trying to ignore something—you know, to keep it from distracting or upsetting you. After attending the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, however, I’ve started to…

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Function – It’s Different for Everyone. How Are You Measuring It?

Function. A small word that has made a huge leap in healthcare vocabulary, especially over the past few years. With increased thoughts on “function” comes increases in research and attempts at “defining” what exactly functional measurements are. What is functional range of motion of the wrist, or shoulder, or finger? How can we measure function with a questionnaire? What can…

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Clinical Podcast: Social Media and Physical Therapy with Stephania Bell of ESPN

This week on the EIM Clinical Podcast, Stephania Bell joins John and Jeff!  Stephania has had a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the sports media side of PT including, now, part of ESPN.  Stephania has also been a tremendous voice for the PT profession.  Stephania shares her story starting out in manual therapy and how she moved into…

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The Cuddle Hormone: The Little Known Secret in the Stress-Response

Anyone who has taken coursework on teaching patients about pain, has undoubtedly heard about the “Lion in the Room” or similar story.  We talk at length about the effects of a state of prolonged sympathetic response for those of our patients living in chronic pain.  They are constantly in “fight or flight” mode, living with altered levels of adrenaline and…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: 38 Years of Physical Therapy Wisdom with Connie Hauser

This week on the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast, we are joined by Connie Hauser, who is a legend in the world of physical therapy in Kentucky.  Connie was awarded as the “Most Outstanding PT in Kentucky,” she’s been on the APTA Board of Directors, and was awarded with the Robert G. Dicus Award.

Connie shares how she built her…

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About Time: #physicaltherapy Lynchpin Middleman of Middlemen’s Horrific Ways Exposed via Lawsuit

Thanks goodness for our comrades in California, specifically the Independent Physical Therapists of California (iPTCA).
This blog has unabashadly exposed #physicaltherapy Middlemen for years-those companies who extract value and enrich themselves at the expense of patients, PT clinics, and employers while driving up worker’s compensation costs per episode of care.  For a background, check out the following posts…

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